Tanul Thakur | Guest Author at https://www.outlookindia.com
Many pieces of translation pose daunting challenges. But translating Bollywood songs illuminates another fascinating facet of the art form: retaining the intention, accuracy, and context of the original text and yet making the words sing
Even though the Hollywood writers' strike has ended after 148 days, it exposed the film industry’s anti-worker stance. But it has always been this way. Its union-busting drive, in fact, built its most cherished institution: the Academy Awards.
Meaningful political films centred on elections can be commerical successes. So why has Bollywood, over the decades, failed to capture its nuances?
सुशांत सिंह की आत्महत्या बहुत से लोगों के लिए समझ से परे थी, इसलिए देश ने एक अजीब कीमियागिरी कर दिखाई: आत्महत्या को हत्या में बदल दिया।
Barring a few films made recently, Indian cinema hasn’t quite probed the deeper, more fundamental meaning of suicide
Sushant Singh Rajput’s suicide was too complex for many to process. So the country indulged in a baffling alchemy: converting suicide to murder
This history sharpens the disconcerting edge accompanying The Kashmir Files’ victory and casts light on the astounding omissions from this year’s awards. Because the National Integration Prize once encompassed the broader meanings of countrywide cohesion, recognising movies not just promoting secular ideals but also combating the narrow-mindedness of caste, region, and language.
The inability to listen, internalise and empathise marks many Indian movies on marginalised characters and themes. Rituparno Ghosh’s Chitrangada is different—because Ghosh was different
For an industry fixated on images, the Jadavpur incident has shown Bollywood what it really needs: a mirror.